FedEx Express’s new air route connects Hanoi to Guangzhou, China. (Photo: fedex.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – FedEx Express, one of the world’s largest express service providers, on July 25 launched a new flight connecting Hanoi with the FedEx Asia-Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China.

According to Managing Director of FedEx Express Indochina Hardy Diec, the new air service will improve transit times for all inbound flights to Hanoi and for the first time, enable next business day delivery within Asia.

The flight, using B-757 freighter, will operate four times per week to and from Hanoi. Vietnamese exporters will benefit from the best transit times, which is just one business day for shipments from Hanoi to big business centres across Asia, such as in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Shipments to Europe and North America will arrive in two business days. For all shipments to Hanoi, the transit time is reduced to one business day, except for those from Europe and North America which will reach Hanoi in two and three business days, respectively.

The service enhancements delivered by the new flight is expected to further support the development of businesses in Vietnam by giving them better, faster access to global markets.

Recent research carried out by FedEx found that 58 percent of Vietnam’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting to markets in the Asia-Pacific region and 80 percent are shipping to markets beyond. The US, China, India and key European markets are the top export destinations. SME leaders were optimistic about the continued growth of exports and support from logistics partners.–VNA